Field Day 2017
Press Contact: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dr. Antonis Papatsaras, Vice President
Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 24 – 25 Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service
San Francisco -- 24-25 June 2017: The San Francisco Radio Club (SFRC) will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s Fort Miley, adjacent to the VA Hospital. This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. No prior experience is necessary. SFRC will have stations set up for demonstration and use. The event operates continuously from 10AM Saturday until 12PM Sunday.
For 101 years, SFRC has provided education, mentorship, and licensing for people from all walks of life. SFRC’s Field Day gives the public an opportunity to experiment with electronics, communications techniques, and get on the air. We also provide a free public service for the City of San Francisco during a disaster by maintaining equipment, skills, and coordinating drills with local public disaster response services. Field Day demonstrates the core of Amateur Radio, science and service: working reliably under any conditions from almost any location to create an independent communications network.
"When emergencies arise the instinctive movement is to reach for a cell phone or connect with the internet assuming that it will work for you", said San Francisco Radio Club President, Tony Dowler. "In reality those devices may have lost power or become so overloaded that connection is impossible". In every case you'll find that Amateur Radio is always on the air!
Amateur radio remains one of the best ways for people, young and old, to learn about electronics, physics, and meteorology. It is also the original wireless social media! Anyone may become a licensed Amateur Radio operator. There are over 725,000 licensed operators in the United States, know as HAMS. SFRC owns and operates station W6PW and meets on the 3rd Friday of the month. Everyone interested in amateur radio is welcome to attend. Visit our web site for more information about our club: www.sfarc.org and for amateur radio in general visit: www.arrl.org.
For Field Day information contact: Tony Dowler, K6BV, Club President and Co-Chair of Field Day 2017. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The San Francisco Amateur Radio Club (SFRC) was formed in 1909 by a handful of radio enthusiasts with the objective of exchanging messages over the air. In 1916 the president at time, Henry W. Dickow (6HD), founded the club and published the first Yearbook. Today, 100 years later, the SFRC continues to operate as a not-for-profit Amateur Radio Club serving the city of San Francisco and the community. www.sfarc.org